BreadHive's worker cooperative model creates buzz in Buffalo

Valerie Rettberg-Smith, right, and Elizabeth Dashnaw are among six worker-owners at BreadHive. [photo: John Hickey/Buffalo News]Valerie Rettberg-Smith, right, and Elizabeth Dashnaw are among six worker-owners at BreadHive. [photo: John Hickey/Buffalo News]Valerie Rettberg-Smith, right, and Elizabeth Dashnaw are among six worker-owners at BreadHive. [photo: John Hickey/Buffalo News]NCBA CLUSA member BreadHive Bakery & Cafe—Buffalo, New York’s only worker-owned bakery and cafe—has been making headlines lately.

What began as a wholesale distributor in a storefront in early 2015 grew into a full-blown bakery and cafe last summer. Under the mission “Good bread, good work,” BreadHive is part of a worker co-op resurgence in the region.

The Buffalo News recently published a feature on the challenges and rewards of operating a worker-owned cooperative baker. Read the full piece here: http://buffalonews.com/2017/08/23/worker-bees-create-buzz-bread-hive/





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